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Question [Q] Fastboot / unlocking bootloader

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30th June 2014, 04:31 PM   |  #1  
Hey Guys,

quick question - where is the bootloader on this thing?

I just received my G Pad today - used towelroot and flashify to flash twrp and was able to get root and do a nandroid in twrp.

BUT:
while booting recovery via adb command (and via quick boot) it identifies as V510 and states boot success bootloader unlocked.

Yet i can't boot to recovery or bootloader via vol up/down and no bootloader via ad reboot bootloader or quick boot/termnial

where can i unlock that bootloader for sure? all i could find was the normal fastboot method with oem unlock but no fastboot for me.

Any help/hint is appreciated.

Cheers
Buster

PS: (edit)
I don't mean download mode - this works (LG Tool recognizes it)
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30th June 2014, 05:17 PM   |  #2  
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Have a look over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo3YfszOPsQ

or

On the tablet start Flashify , in the menu press: reboot to recovery.
30th June 2014, 05:44 PM   |  #3  
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Have a look over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo3YfszOPsQ

or

On the tablet start Flashify , in the menu press: reboot to recovery.

Thanks, but recovery is not my Problem (as stated before)

bootloader (fastboot oem unlock) is my problem to get to (download mode works)
i want to unlock my bootloader so i need to get into bootloader to do that


cheers
Buster
30th June 2014, 06:01 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by Buster99

Thanks, but recovery is not my Problem (as stated before)

bootloader (fastboot oem unlock) is my problem to get to (download mode works)
i want to unlock my bootloader so i need to get into bootloader to do that


cheers
Buster

Go here >http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2575783

In OP, 3rd point under "How to”.
30th June 2014, 06:42 PM   |  #5  
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Go here >http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2575783

In OP, 3rd point under "How to”.

Thanks - but that IS my Problem - there is no fastboot for me!

to clarify it more check attached youtube:
http://youtu.be/EMqFZb-cV98
30th June 2014, 06:49 PM   |  #6  
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Thanks - but that IS my Problem - there is no fastboot for me!

to clarify it more check attached youtube:
http://youtu.be/EMqFZb-cV98

Are you sure it's a V510 (Google Play Edition)? What was the stock ROM? GPE or LGs ROM?
30th June 2014, 06:52 PM   |  #7  
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Are you sure it's a V510 (Google Play Edition)? What was the stock ROM? GPE or LGs ROM?

Nope its not a GPE. thats just what the twrp boot stated.
30th June 2014, 06:55 PM   |  #8  
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Nope its not a GPE. thats just what the twrp boot stated.

What I suspected. Sounds like the incorrect version of TWRP was installed. You'll need to go the the V500 thread, pinned to the top of the General section and follow the various instructions for installing Loki. You can't unlock your bootloader on the V500, per se. There is a work around. That's why you couldn't find what you were looking for.
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30th June 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #9  
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What I suspected. Sounds like the incorrect version of TWRP was installed. You'll need to go the the V500 thread, pinned to the top of the General section and follow the various instructions for installing Loki. You can't unlock your bootloader on the V500, per se. There is a work around. That's why you couldn't find what you were looking for.

Well that explains it then - if only the GPE edition is unlockable - it goes back to the seller. and LG gets a nice email about that.
also since I'm on 4.4.2 now the loki install fails so I'm out of luck anyways. (TWRP was the correct one btw on 4.2.2.)

thanks

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Well that explains it then - if only the GPE edition is unlockable - it goes back to the seller. and LG gets a nice email about that.
also since I'm on 4.4.2 now the loki install fails so I'm out of luck anyways. (TWRP was the correct one btw on 4.2.2.)

thanks

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Yup. Only the GPE has an unlockable bootloader.

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